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OI Engine is built for engagement, it's easy to manage and fun to use.


The power of collaborative innovation

Markets are changing faster than they ever have before. To stay competitive, organisations today need to collaborate across disciplines, locations and hierarchies to create the best solutions, faster. OI Engine gives everyone a way to participate in creative problem-solving, leading to organisation-wide cultural change and access to new ideas. We call this collaborative innovation.


How we create impact

DfID has traditionally used competition as a driver for innovation, now the intention is to form interesting collaborations.


UK’s Department for International Development (DfID)

Our cabin crew interact with passengers every day – so they know better than anyone what their needs are and how we might meet them better.

Global Airline

Users have come back to us and said “my idea didn’t win but I really feel like I learned so much that I’ve improved my idea”. The participation itself has great benefits.


Executive director of

Our first challenge led to a seven percent increase in customer satisfaction with regard to meal choices.

HEAD OF CONsumer insights

Global Airline

It is so much more efficient, so much more powerful than the normal academic method that I will never do that again, now every time I do research I will do crowdsourcing from our alumni.


Harvard Business School

The three of us have spent the last nine months researching innovations in sanitation. Within two weeks the community had surfaced everything that took us nearly a year to find.


OpenIDEO Challenge Sponsor

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